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Novena for the Assumption of Mary - Day 9

  • Passionist Nuns 8564 Crisp Road Whitesville, KY, 42378 United States (map)

O Mary, Mother of God, your assumption into heaven gives us hope and inspires us to grow in God’s grace, to be receptive to His will, to convert our lives through prayer and penance, and to seek everlasting union with the Trinity in our heavenly Kingdom.  The Church teaches that in you, O Mary, we see ourselves answering the invitation of our heavenly Bridegroom.  You are like the Morning Star shining in the dark place of our journey of faith, until the first streaks of light appear and we see the Lord coming to take us to heaven that we might be with Him where He is, in the bosom of the Father.

O Mary, assumed into heaven, pray for us who have recourse to thee!


O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Mother of men, we believe with all the fervor of our faith in your triumphal Assumption into Heaven, body and soul, where you are acclaimed as Queen by all the choirs of angels, and the countless multitude of saints. We unite with them in thanking and praising God who has exalted you above all the heavenly hosts. 

In your mercy, dearest Mother, look down upon our miseries and our sorrows, upon our struggles and our weaknesses. Help us to remain pure in mind and body, to bear the crosses of life, and to live and die in close union with your Divine Son. Intercede with Him on our behalf, and obtain the graces and favors we ask in this Novena (here mention your requests). 

O Mary conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to thee.

Later Event: August 15
Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary